Recent Publications

A biomarker of contaminant exposure is effective in large scale assessment of ten estuaries

Katelyn J. Edge, Katherine A. Dafforn, Stuart L. Simpson, Anthony C. Roach, Emma L. Johnston (2014) A biomarker of contaminant exposure is effective in large scale assessment of ten estuaries. Chemosphere 100:16-26. Abstract Cost-effective and sensitive measures of anthropogenic stress are necessary tools in any environmental monitoring program. When implementing new monitoring tools in a […]

Polychaete richness and abundance enhanced in anthropogenically modified estuaries despite high concentrations of toxic contaminants

Katherine A. Dafforn, Brendan P. Kelaher, Stuart L. Simpson, Melinda A. Coleman, Pat A. Hutchings, Graeme F. Clark, Nathan A. Knott, Martina A. Doblin and Emma L. Johnston (accepted 29/08/13). Polychaete richness and abundance enhanced in anthropogenically modified estuaries despite high concentrations of toxic contaminants.┬áPLOS ONE. Abstract Ecological communities are increasingly exposed to multiple chemical […]

Core sediment bacteria drive community response to anthropogenic contamination over multiple environmental gradients

Sun, M. Y., Dafforn, K.A, Johnston, E.L., Brown, M.V. (in press) Core sediment bacteria drive community response to anthropogenic contamination over multiple environmental gradients. Environmental Microbiology. Abstract In this study, 454 pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was used to investigate sediment bacterial community response to contaminant disturbance across six estuaries with differing levels of […]